Pen Llithrig y Wrach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pen Llithrig y Wrach
Pen Llithrig y wrach from Creigau Gleison.jpg
Pen Llithrig y wrach seen across Llyn Cowlyd from Creigiau Gleision
Highest point
Elevation799 m (2,621 ft)
Prominence180 m (590 ft)
Parent peakCarnedd Llewelyn
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
English translationslippery peak of the witch
Language of nameWelsh
PronunciationWelsh: [pɛn ˈɬɪθɾɪɡ ə ˈwɾɑːx]
LocationConwy, United Kingdom
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH716623
Topo mapOS Landranger 115
Pen Llithrig y Wrach from Conwy

Pen Llithrig y Wrach is a mountain peak in Snowdonia, North Wales. It is one of the four Marilyns that make up the Carneddau range. To the east is Creigiau Gleision, another Marilyn, while to the west is Pen yr Helgi Du and Carnedd Llewelyn. Craig Eigiau and Llyn Eigiau can be seen to the north, while Gallt yr Ogof, Glyder Fach and Tryfan can be viewed to the south.

It has one of the more colourful names of any British mountain, translating as slippery peak of the witch, perhaps in reference to the boggy conditions underfoot, or because of the resemblance of its pointed profile to an archetypal witch's hat.

It is an outlier of the Carneddau, the higher peaks of which can be reached from Pen Llithrig y Wrach via Pen yr Helgi Du. On its eastern side, the mountain slopes steeply down to Llyn Cowlyd.

It may be climbed from the southern side, from Capel Curig or the A5, or from the north-east, from Dolgarrog or Tal-y-bont in the Conwy valley.[1][2][3] It is quite prominent when viewed from the north near Llandudno.


  1. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Summits of Snowdonia (London: Robert Hale, 1984)
  2. ^ Marsh, Terry. The Mountains of Wales (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985)
  3. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°08′32″N 3°55′16″W / 53.14233°N 3.92108°W / 53.14233; -3.92108